An Attack on the Reich and Hitler's Ruthless Revenge Are Explored In the Exhibit The Assassination of Nazi General Heydrich
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January 10, 2014
Known as the "Butcher of Prague," Gen. Reinhard Heydrich was a high-ranking Nazi official and close friend of Adolph Hitler.
When on May 27, 1942, members of the Czech resistance attacked and mortally wounded Heydrich, the Reich responded by annihilating the village of Lidice. All of the male villagers older than 16 were shot. Women were sent to concentration camps, where many died. Most of the children were shipped to Poland, where they were gassed.
That horrific episode is chronicled in the exhibit The Assassination of Nazi General Heydrich on display from January 11 to February 23, 2014, at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
The exhibit, created by the Czech government, tells the why, where, and how of the Nazi military's notorious revenge.
Admission is free. Free parking is available in the Library District parking garage at 10th & Baltimore.